tesaâs success story begins with the unsuccessful development of an adhesive bandage. Paul C. Beiersdorf, a pharmacist, was at work on the bandage when Dr. Oscar Troplowitz took over the lab from the companyâs founder, in 1890. The bandage adhered excellently, but was irritating to skin. Troplowitz made a virtue of necessity and, in 1896, launched the first technical adhesive tape. Today tesa is one of the worldâs leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions for industry, professional craftsmen, and consumers.
tesa SE is one of the worldâs leading manufacturers of self-adhesive product and system solutions. Since 1941, the name tesaÂ® has been the umbrella brand used for all self-adhesive products manufactured by our group of companies. The name covers a wide range of different system solutions for industrial and professional applications, as well as about 300 products for consumers.
Our success is only as great as the benefits of our products. We are continually at work on new solutions that help our customers to arrange their working processes more effectively. We strengthen our position as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of self-adhesive system solutions by recognizing the needs and wishes of our customers and reacting flexibly to specific requirements and market trends. We achieve nearly half of our total sales revenue with products that we have launched on the market within the past five years. The fact that our company has such great power to innovate is strategically significant. Our development of new adhesive tape components and technology platforms ensures our growth and competitiveness for the long term and paves the way for us to enter new markets. The research work we carry out in our labs is just one part of the innovation process.We take into account economic and technical aspects, analyze market potential, and examine environmental issues. One of our primary goals is to eliminate or considerably reduce the use of solvents in our production processes.